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Dealing with Sibling Rivalry

  Most parents who have more than one child have to deal with sibling rivalry from time to time. My home is no exception. While my oldest son, who was an only child for 11 years, pretty much stays out of the fray, my 10 and 11 year olds are often found bickering, battling, and […]

Nextbook Flexx 11A Convertible Windows Tablet Review (Giveaway)

This post in partnership with Nextbook. Product was received to facilitate this review and giveaway. In our home, not a day goes by that at least one of us doesn’t need to access a computer. I work from home and spend much of my day online, writing, researching, managing client work, or just spending a […]

Teaching Kids About Different Cultures

In our house, as in most every home, holidays and traditions are an important part of who we are and the beliefs and experiences that created those traditions help to shape our view of the world. As a parent, I want my children to have an understanding of why these celebrations are so important to […]

A Gift to Myself: Birthday Resolutions

  I spent most of my 30s happily oblivious to the idea of getting older. I’ve shed tears of nostalgia as I watched my kids grow up, sure, but really have not given much thought to the idea that I am about to enter a new decade of my life soon. We don’t do much […]

Easy Popcorn Shrimp Tacos with Gorton’s

This post has been sponsored by Gorton’s. All opinions are our own. With school back in session, afternoons and evenings are a total blur around here. The kids have practices, tryouts, and meetings, along with the ever-present stacks of homework. Finding quick and easy dinner options that don’t come from a drive-thru window is an […]

Staples for Students and Lady Gaga Teaming Up for Back to School Success

  There are many factors that are necessary for kids to succeed in school. From proper supplies and learning materials, to a positive, supportive learning environment, each child deserves the very best to help them achieve their potential. While we’ve all been busy shopping for new clothes and filling school supply lists for Back-to-School season, […]

8 Tips to Make Homework Time Easier

  With one kiddo in his last year of elementary and one starting his first year of middle school, there is one thing that is certain to come in piles this school year – HOMEWORK. Last night, we had the first homework assignments that didn’t involve me filling out the exact same paperwork I’ve done […]

Talking with Kids About Tragedy, Devastation, and Violence in the News

  This week, like much of the country, we have been transfixed on watching news footage out of Texas, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, with the immense flooding and devastation and the resulting heroic rescues. In a world where there is so much ugliness in the media, it’s nice to show my kids the […]